I have just made my first attempt at digiscoping with a Celestron Trailseeker 80 scope and an old secondhand Nikon 1 V2 with FT1 adapter and T-ring through the Celestron 20-60x zoom eyepiece at 20x and a couple of collared doves in the garden as "victims".
Are there any tips to get better focus...
I use the Trailseeker 80 with the 20-60x zoom eyepiece. As Joachim wrote it works well up to about 40-45x magnification. After that it becomes rather dark.
One advantage of the Trailseeker is that it comes with an adapter for a T-ring so you can easily attach a camera for...
I have got the Viper HD now and it is indeed a nice piece of glass. A good clear view with only a trace of CA and sharp almost to the edges. The focus is a little stiffer than on my Zeiss but evenly so throughout.
It says "Assy. in Philippines" on the binoculars so I guess they are not all Made...
I have tried various 10x42 and 10x50 binoculars, but I do not think the difference in magnification is big enough compared to my 8x32. I will go for the Vortex Viper HD 12x50 since the Swarovski over my current budget.
I had to return the Nikon. I wear glasses and the eye relief was just a little to short for me. The Kowa also has a eye relief under 16 mm, so now I am looking at the Vortex Viper HD II 12x50. Are there other options in 12x roof prism binoculars?
I would like a 12x to supplement my Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 for long distance viewing over larger lakes or the sea. I do not like to cary a scope when the backpack is filled with camera equipment. ;)
I have narrowed the choice down to either the Kowa SV 12x50 or the Nikon Monarch 5 12x42...